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The longtime standard-bearer for extreme cooling has been Arctic Silver’s Céramique, which k|ngp|n and many others have used it for years. However, over the past year of so, many users have been testing alternatives. Elmor (a top overclocker from Sweden) swears by OCZ Freeze, and there have been a number of positive reports with several other compounds as well. Considering all the recent speculation, we needed to take a closer look at this new contender

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Will this replace your/my favorite, IDK maybe. Its looking good!
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Blocked at work... results?
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Blocked at work... results?

They don't actually do a temp type shoot out. Here is the end results. It will be like another tube to add to the growing pile (me).
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From our observations, eVGA has a great product on their hands. During my Gulftown CPU testing on LN2, the Frostbite was a clear winner compared to Ceramique, allowing me to run higher clock speeds and lower voltages, a win-win scenario. With the GPU testing on dry ice, however, there was very little apparent difference with my vGPU limited situation. With higher voltage (more heat load) and LN2 on the GPUs, we suspect the Frostbite would be just as impressive as it was with the CPU testing.
Based simply on the merit of the CPU testing I personally give Frostbite two thumbs up, and I’ll be using it for all my LN2 testing in the future. However, due to the similar performance to Ceramique at dry ice temperatures, and considering the affordability of Ceramique, I’ll continue to use and recommend Ceramique for less extreme situations (dry ice or less).
Frostbite easily earns the TechREACTION.net Gold Silicon award! Way to go eVGA!
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I just want my sub zero thermal paste to be cheap. You go through so much of that stuff while benching. Id rather have it cost $1/tube than give me 1c performance gain.
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Originally Posted by DrFPS;14280921 

Will this replace your/my favorite, IDK maybe. Its looking good!

Nope, not at all. Especially considering they didn't report any temps.

It's like a new graphics card coming out and they compare it to a GTX 460 "Yeah it can run Crysis... you want frames? Well too bad, all we're gonna say is that it runs Crysis".
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I think I'll pass and stay with my Shin-Etsu X23-7783D
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So it works great on LN2 but no one knows how it works on a D14 or waterblock yet?

That's a bit of a niche area that it succeeded in, but no temps or real-world results?
 
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Interesting but I'm more interested to see this tested with normal consumer coolers.
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Seems like a pretty lame review.
    
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Eh. AS5 for me, please.
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Seems like a pretty lame review.

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